There ain’t no volume like a turned-up Owen on a Saturday morning requesting to go to the potty and wanting milk. This all means he wants his tablet, but he knows the drill. Saturdays are not a day to sleep late, Saturdays are exciting. We go to the coffee shop and bowling and then Owen goes to visit his grandparents. I have a couple of hours to run around and breathe. Owen has found screaming to be more fun than usual today. He comes running across the room, getting an inch from my nose, and letting out a huge scream. He then runs away laughing, only to return a few minutes later to do the same thing. His need for sensory input is huge. He rotates between jumping, screaming, and throwing himself on his mat, covering up with his blankets. He has not been wanting me to do as many compressions or massages lately, but the pretzel move is in full swing this morning. The bigger he gets the harder it is for me to do, but he will sit in my arms, one behind his head and the other under￼ his knees. I basically fold his knees to his chest. He will then stretch and push through movements for the input he needs. He works his muscles through these different positions. He bends his body in angles that I can’t even imagine and his flexibility is incredible. He can balance on the tiniest of things. He will squat on his chair, feet flat on the seat, hovering, eating or playing on his tablet. And as much balance as he has he will quickly fall as well. The dude is ready to start our adventures. He’s been practicing his bowling technique on one of his apps, yelling, “good ball you can do it watch your elbow ahh man no gutter” so we are off to start our day. Through rain find your sunshine. Today is one moment in time. Let go of yesterday and make today matter. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.